McAleer & Rushe secures planning approval for two Maldron Hotels in UK

WCN Editorial Team 20 Feb 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

McAleer & Rushe, a developer and contractor based in Northern Ireland, has secured planning permission for a £85m scheme to develop two multi-million-pound hotels in Birmingham and Glasgow City Centre.

The two hotels will together deliver 630 bedrooms and will be operated by Dalata Hotel Group, a hotel operator in Ireland, under its four-star Maldron brand.

McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK is scheduled to commence construction on both hotels later in 2019 complete the scheme within two years.

The first Maldron Hotel for Dalata in Scotland, the 300-bed 4-star Maldron Hotel Glasgow will be located on Renfrew St, close to Buchannan St and employ 100 staff.

The hotel is part of a wider masterplan by McAleer & Rushe to include 100,000ft² of Grade A office spaces.

A 330-bed hotel in Birmingham, the Maldron Hotel Birmingham will be located in the city centre and five-minute walk from New Street Station.

It will be delivered ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and will employ up to 105 staff.

The development, which will regenerate a derelict site, will feature a business centre and ground floor bar and restaurant with guest rooms over 10 uppers floors.

McAleer & Rushe property director Stephen Surphlis said: “The development of the two new Maldron Hotels are very exciting initiatives for both cities with the projects strategically located, catering for both business and leisure users.

“Glasgow has one of the fastest growing economies in the UK and Birmingham continues to secure a range of inward investment projects, with the opening of the HS2 high speed rail network in 2026.

“We’ve been encouraged by the support shown by both Local Authorities in processing the applications in a professional and timely manner allowing construction works to commence in the coming months and we look forward to working with in partnership with Dalata once again.”

Dalata Hotel Group deputy CEO Dermot Crowley said: “We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for these two prime sites in Birmingham and Glasgow that will deliver 630 rooms across both cities and supports our goal to become the leading 4-star operator in 20 target cities across the UK.

“This will be our first Maldron Hotel in Birmingham, where we currently operate a 174 bedroom Clayton hotel. In addition to the Maldron Glasgow, we will deliver a 4-star 294 bedroom Clayton hotel in Glasgow in early 2021.

“We look forward to working with McAleer and Rushe on these developments, who have proved to be an excellent partner on previous projects.”

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Image: Renfrew St, Glasgow. Photo: Courtesy of McAleer & Rushe.

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